Writing among students is associated with many issues, some of which include procrastination, stress, and poor decision making. Self-management skills are a set of skills that a person employs to control and change their behaviors. They are the behavioral changes that include time and stress management and ways of changing attitude. These measures are effective in improving a student’s writing because with them students can manage their time efficiently and reduce procrastination.
Students can enhance their writing skills through self-education. The topic of self-help or self-improvement started thousands of years ago in the Egyptian genre ‘Sebayt’ meaning teaching. Through the early middle ages to the 1700s, this concept was taught through topics like moral behavior in early Egypt and how men should behave politely in the 1700s (Lamb-Shapiro). The topic was further expanded by authors and writers like George Simmons and Ralph Waldo Emerson through their works Constitution and Compensation in 1828 and 1841 respectively. Self-management is a broad set of skills that is highly valuable and efficient for any person who wants to develop their mind, body, and spirit. The concept was further developed by more authors such as Andrew Carnegie through his book Win Friends and Influence in 1936.
Other authors like James Allen wrote the book As a Man Thinketh in 1902, in which he said that a person’s thoughts determine their lives. Napoleon Hill wrote on the same topic through his book Think and Grow Rich in 1937. In this book, Hill said that one can improve themselves by changing how he or she thinks, and that thoughts are a major determinant of how one’s life would be. Self-management skills are also called self-leadership skills. They are methods that one can use to improve their life by changing how they live it. These changes can be behavioral or mental where one changes their line of thought. Most articles focus on the p..